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Assessing Hospital Performance in Iran Using the Pabon Lasso Model

(2014) Assessing Hospital Performance in Iran Using the Pabon Lasso Model. Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management.

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Abstract

Background - Hospitals account for a large share of health care system expenditures. Therefore efficient use of resources, is a significant goal in all health care systems particularly hospitals. This study was conducted to assess the performance of hospitals affiliated with Qazvin University of Medical Sciences in Iran using Pabon Lasso Graphical Model during 2008-2010. Method - This cross-sectional study was implemented in 6 hospitals affiliated with Qazvin University of Medical Sciences. Related data was collected from Qazvin statistical documents during three different years from 2008 to 2010.The statistical software SPSS-18 used to derive three basic performance indicators, namely Average Length of Stay (ALS), Bed Occupancy rate (BOR) and Bed Turnover rate (BTO), which analyzed in Pabon Lasso model. Findings - The overall ALS, BOR and BTO rates were 4.1 days, 68.9% and 61.1 respectively. Just two out of the six hospitals were located in the third zone of Pabon Lasso Diagram with high and acceptable efficiency. Two of the hospitals were in the fourth zone of Pabon Lasso Diagram, characteristic with the high Bed Occupancy rate but the low BTO rate and low productivity. One out of the six hospitals was located in the second zone of the graph indicating the low Bed Occupancy Rate and the high BTO rate. While one of the other hospitals was situated in the second zone of Pabon Lasso Diagram in the year 2008, and then was fallen to the first zone during the next years with low BTO rate and also low Bed Occupancy rate. Conclusion - Just two out of six hospitals were located in the zone 3 indicating high and acceptable efficiency. This shows that the rest of the hospitals need more improvements in managerial decisions in order to enhance their efficiency and productivity. Key words - Pabon Lasso, Average Length of Stay, Bed Occupancy Rate, Bed Turnover, Iran Assessing hospital performance in Iran using Pabon Lasso Model (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/262568401_Assessing_hospital_performance_in_Iran_using_Pabon_Lasso_Model [accessed Jan 15 2018].

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Pabon Lasso; Average Length of Stay; Bed Occupancy; Bed Turnover; Iran.
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 900-950 Statistics. Surveys
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Social Determinants in Health Promotion Research Center
Depositing User: مركز تحقيقات عوامل اجتماعی درارتقا سلامت خليج فارس
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3981

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